Grisaille Tea Caddy, Qianlong (1736-95)
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Chinese grisaille tea caddy, Qianlong (1736-95), with applied scrollwork round the foot, depicting 'The Pilgrims of the Island of Cythera', decorated with two roundels containing a European couple beside a cherub, the man pouring the lady a drink from a bottle, in a woodland setting overlooking the sea, with boats in the distance, height: 5 1/4in., 13.4cm; condition: small frit to rim, chip to moulding on the foot rim, shallow chip to knop. For a teapot decorated en grisaille with a similar scene see 'Chinese Export Porcelain: Chine de Commande from the Royal Museum of Art and History in Brussels', (1989-90), p. 211, pl. 81.